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Capabilities: The new currency for success

There is, sadly, no simple recipe for success in life. But every day we understand more about what the influencing factors are.
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Socio-economic status, parenting styles, community and social networks, quality of health, fluency in the vernacular language are just some of these factors. But once children enter day-care or start at school there are a range of other ways in which children can be helped to succeed, especially those who are more vulnerable. Two of the best repositories of evidence about the mechanisms by which social mobility can be achieved through education are The Sutton Trust1 and the Education Endowment Foundation2.

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